Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Earthjustice Responds to Trump Administration’s Rushed "Call for Nominations" in Arctic Refuge
Amid a growing public-health crisis, and at a time when oil prices are hitting extreme lows, the lame-duck Trump administration just announced that it will publish a “call for nominations” tomorrow, asking oil companies to identify their preferences on areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s...
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Friday, November 13, 2020
Governor Whitmer Revokes and Terminates Easement for Line 5 Oil Pipeline in Northern Michigan
Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Dan Eichinger notified Enbridge that it will revoke and terminate the 1953 easement allowing the oil giant to operate dual pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac to transport petroleum and other products. This...
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Friday, November 13, 2020
Trump Administration Invites Oil Industry to Desecrate Sacred Arctic Refuge
Amid a global public-health crisis and with oil prices at extreme lows, the lame duck Trump administration is expected to issue a “request for nominations” as early as Monday, asking oil companies to identify their preferences on areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain to lease...
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Monday, November 09, 2020
Earthjustice Welcomes President-Elect Joe Biden
Earthjustice, the nation’s premier environmental law organization, congratulates former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on his election to the White House. The organization, which successfully challenged the Trump administration’s relentless efforts to dismantle environmental protections, expressed...
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Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Earthjustice Statement on Election Uncertainty
In this unprecedented pandemic-year election, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election is still unclear. In the face of the uncertainty over the future of the highest office in the country, Earthjustice, the nation’s premier environmental law organization, emphasizes the critical importance of...
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Friday, October 23, 2020
Fishing, Conservation Groups Take Step to Renew Legal Challenge to Columbia-Snake Hydropower Operations
Today, Earthjustice on behalf of a coalition of fishing and conservation groups sent a 60-day notice of their intent to return to court to challenge the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. This would be the sixth incarnation of a long legal fight focused...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Inadequate Federal Review of Endangered Species in Gulf of Mexico
Four conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the federal government’s failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act in its assessment of the harm the offshore oil industry inflicts on endangered and threatened marine wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. This long overdue assessment was...
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Groups Sue Over Weak Emission Standards for Chemical Plants Linked to Cancer
Today, 11 community, scientist, environmental, and environmental justice groups represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a weak national emission rule for hundreds of chemical facilities whose pollution is linked to cancer. The Miscellaneous Organic Chemical...
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Thursday, October 08, 2020
Wildlife Advocates Plan Challenge to Decision Not to Protect Wolverines
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will deny protections for the rare and elusive wolverine under the Endangered Species Act, prompting a coalition of conservation groups to announce an intent to sue. “Recent scientific information makes clear that wolverines face threats from...
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Friday, October 02, 2020
Federal Court Requires EPA to Enforce Civil Rights
Communities across the country applaud a ruling by a federal judge requiring EPA to follow the law and investigate civil rights complaints in a timely manner. The decision resulted from a lawsuit filed by community-based groups in 2015 against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenging...
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